Creating and Sharing words

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Apps4Class
Wordle
cross-curricular applications
can be embedded into learning platform or linked to via learning platform
saved online or via a screen shot
Create vocabulary for display in classrooms.
Can be used to analyse word usage in text
Fairly customisable Text/Colour
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ImageChef-
Word mosaic
cross-curricular applications
Simple and quick-Fewer words
can be embedded into learning platform or linked to via learning platform
saved via a screen shot
Good for simple text/logo based images for displays i.e. tutor group names etc.
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WordItOut
cross-curricular applications
can be embedded into learning platform or linked to via learning platform
saved online or via a screen shot
Simple word visualisation nice to use with a paragraph of text from a book/website to look at its focus.
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wordsift
cross-curricular applications
saved online or via a screen shot
Can be used to analyse a piece of text and begin to turn it in o a visual representation using Google image search built in
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VocabGrabber
literacy
cross-curricular applications
students interact with it online
Use for analysing a piece of text to identify word usage. It mind-maps words, links with dictionary and thesaurus


Tagxedo
literacy cross-curriculum applications
save the tag cloud as images for printing and sharing.
cano be embedded into blogs like posterous.
Create vocabulary for display in classrooms. You can edit the image that the words are collected into to link the text with a topic / image.
words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text